Most attention is focused on blockbuster email campaigns by President Trump and his prospective Democratic opponents. But local candidates are also heating up their email fundraising, focusing on more modest requests.
For instance, Kristy Gnibus -- a Democrat from Erie, Pennsylvania who is now trying to unseat Rep. Mike Kelly in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District -- sent out a blast emphasizing the Dec. 31 contribution reporting deadline, according to a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“This is our first big deadline,” it said. The email continued: “At the end of the quarter, our fundraising numbers will go public for the first time — all eyes are on us.”
In another race, Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Mt. Lebanon) sent an email to supporters asking for a collective $3,198 prior to the Dec. 31 deadline. Lamb is facing a challenge from Republican Sean Parnell.
And Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, a Philadelphia area Democrat, said she needed $5,340 in a Dec. 28 email, and on Dec. 30 asked for only $2,519 -- showing some progress.